Blueberries are one of nature’s “superfoods” and they’re available at the Westchase District Farmers Market for a limited time only. The growing season is short. Herschel Hobson of the Berry Best Berries Farm is bringing his Texas-grown berries to the market as long as they last. “We’ll have berries for five to six weeks,” said Hobson, “and there might be a lag between the early season berries and the late season berries.”

A visit to Hobson’s booth at the market reveals berries that are about twice the size of the varieties you find at the grocery store. And a taste test proves Hobson’s berries are about twice as sweet also. According to, blueberries are among the most nutrient-dense berries. A cup of blueberries contains 4 grams of fiber, 24% of the RDI (recommended dietary intake) of vitamin C, 36% of the RDI of vitamin K and 25% of the RDI of manganese.

Everyone loves a blueberry muffin, but there are other ways to enjoy blueberries in salads, desserts, jams, ice cream, and in specialty sauces for chicken and other main dishes. For a list of recipes that will wow you family and friends, visit